suasion
(su-a-zi-on) s. f.
Terme vieilli. Conseil, sollicitation.
   Qu'à tes suasions Mélite osât manquer à ce qu'elle a promis...., CORN. Mél. III, 2.
   XIVe s.
   Nous povon aussi bien faire bonnes operacions par la dottrine et par les suasions des autres qui seroient prudens, comme se nous meisme avion prudence, ORESME Éth. 186.
   XVIe s.
   Si ce n'est à une grande suasion de la necessité ou de la volupté, MONT. I, 16.
   Lat. suasionem, de suadere, persuader, qui est pour suadvere, de suavis : faire trouver doux.

Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré. . 1872-1877.

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